Category: High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain

Highlights of the Kinaxis Planning for the New Normal Online Event

The Supply Chain Matters blog shares highlights of the Kinaxis Big Ideas in Supply Chain Conference- Planning for the New Normal online event held last week.

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Report Indicating That Foxconn to Step Up Production Capabilities in India and Taiwan

The Supply Chain Matters blog has previously called reader attention to moves by global based contract manufacturing services (CMS) provider Foxconn as indicative to high-tech and consumer electronics production strategic supply network sourcing strategies. A published report from Nikkei this week provides added evidence for adding contingency production in India, Vietnam and Taiwan.

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COVID-19 and Global Trade Tensions: Updated Industry Supply Chain News Snippets

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on rapidly changing industry developments related to high-tech and semiconductor, commercial aerospace product demand and supply networks, along with escalating trade tensions among the United States and China and added parcel rate hikes from UPS and FedEx involving online customer shipments.

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Report of the Likely Bifurcation of Global Smartphone and Telecommunications Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to a previously published blog, with a separate report specifically predicting the bifurcation of global smartphone and telecommunications supply networks as a result of an announcement by TSMC to build a new state-of-art semiconductor fab facility in the United States.

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Semiconductor Supply Network Developments Accelerate Among the United States and China- A Sign to Even More Trade Tensions and Disruption Risk

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to the highlighting of ongoing developments that are likely positioning semiconductor fabrication and chip packaging supply networks for increased trade and industry tensions in the coming months and perhaps years.

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Is Apple Really Encouraging an Alternative Contract Manufacturer to Foxconn?

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights published reports indicating that Apple is encouraging an alternative contract manufacturer for existing provider Foxconn, but questions whether a more strategic geographic regional supply risk mitigation strategy is underway.

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Signs of Geographic Strategic Sourcing Changes Among Semiconductor Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights recent developments that are pointing to increased evidence of likely strategic sourcing moves concerning advanced semiconductor supply networks. Thus the question remains how committed respective governments and their legislators will be in such needs, given the overall cost, and the conflicting demands for other industry stimulus needs.

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Apple Leverages Clout and Influence to Attempt Aggressive New Product Introductions Within the Shadows of COVID-19

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Apple’s planned 2020 new product introductions and speculates how the consumer electronics giant will leverage its aggressiveness and clout to overcome likely COVID-19 related challenges and constraints.

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Added Survey Data Related to COVID-19 Impacts on Electronic Component Production and Lead Times- Discovery Process Now Underway

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the most recent member survey data from The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) which quantifies views on expected return to normal production levels and the overall impact to electronics supply networks.

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Foxconn Accelerates High Tech Value Chain Integration Capabilities – A Potential Political Minefield for Apple

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a supply chain update perspective on some important industry sectors in the ongoing backdrop of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that continues to impact multi-industry supply chains. This particular commentary focuses on the high tech and consumer electronics sector, specifically strategic moves by Foxconn and Apple.

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Latest Survey Related to COVID-19 Impacts on Electronic Component Production and Lead Times- More Revealing Results

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the most recent member survey data from The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) which quantifies views on expected return to normal production levels and the overall impact to electronics supply networks.

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